• 11/30/2015

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month. In the news, there  are hints that diabetes and certain types of cancers may be related. What is this relationship?  If you have cancer, will you develop high blood sugar? Let’s explore some of these questions and more.

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  • 11/24/2015

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved nivolumab to treat patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) who have received prior treatment with a an antiangiogenic therapy. Nivolumab is a PD-1 inhibitor. PD-1 inhibitors are a type of immunotherapy.

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  • 11/23/2015

    As a genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics for 20 years, I’m often asked how to talk with your relatives about cancer and what information is useful to share and collect.

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  • 11/20/2015

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ixazomib, an oral proteasome inhibitor, in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma in patients who have received at least one other treatment.

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  • 11/18/2015

    No matter the season, everyone loves sports! Some popular fall and winter sports include golf, the Baseball World Series, ice hockey, and indoor games like cards and billiards. Playing sports can be great exercise. Watching sports is a great way to spend time with family and friends.

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  • 11/11/2015

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Does it seem like more and more people are diagnosed with lung cancer? And many are people who have never smoked or been exposed to asbestos or other environmental factors like radon.

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  • 11/04/2015

    During hurricane and tropical storm season, some families’ homes are destroyed by floods and wind. Hurricane season runs until November 30 for both coasts. Then, winter comes.

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